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Academic Monitoring

Office for Students

The Office for Students (OfS) is the independent regulator of higher education in England who aim to ensure that every student has a fulfilling experience that enriches their lives and careers. We are now included in the OfS register of higher education providers under the Approved Fee Cap category. In order to be registered, condition must be met to demonstrate that we are offering high quality education to students.

Access and Participation Plan

Our Access and Participation Plan sets out how we intend to improve equality of opportunity at our institution, which is monitored by OfS to make sure we honour the commitments we make. Links can be found below to view our approved plans:

Student Protection Plan

Our Student Protection Plan outlines how we intend to manage and mitigate our own levels of risk and covers all students currently enrolled on, or applying to, a course with us.

Transparency 2021 Information


Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) checks on standards and improves the quality of UK Higher Education to ensure students received the best provision.

2018 – 2019 Review

We have undergone a Review for Specific Course Designation which included a monitoring visit on November 2018 by the QAA and the full report is available here. The outcome of the visit was as follows:

“From the evidence provided in the annual return and at the monitoring visit, the review team concludes that Court Theatre Training Company is making commendable progress with continuing to monitor, review and enhance its higher education provision since the November 2017 Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers).”

2017 – 2018 Review

We have undergone a Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers) (HER) by the QAA and the full report is available here. In summary, the review formed the following judgements of our provision:  

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of the degree-awarding body meets UK expectations
  • The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations

The QAA review team identified the following features of good practice:

  • The ‘buddy system’ promotes effective student induction and provides continuing support and development for both participants over the duration of the programme (Expectation B4)
  • The range of professional experience and currency of staff which helps students develop essential industry competencies (Expectation B4)
  • The mission-led immersion in a working theatre environment and the programme of enhancement activities which together promote employability (Enhancement)

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